The merchandising leadership team at Bed Bath & Beyond has another new face as Stacey Shively has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager for home.
Reporting to Joe Hartsig, the retailer’s executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president of Harmon Stores, Shively will be in her new spot effective May 17.
Most recently, Shively served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for JCPenney’s home division. She was responsible for overseeing the department store’s merchandising strategies for home product categories.
Similar to Bed Bath & Beyond President & CEO Mark Tritton, Shively’s retail experience also includes Target where she held roles in merchandising and planning with increasing responsibility during her 17 years with the retailer. She also held leadership positions at Bluestem Brands and Dollar Tree.
In her new role, Shively will be responsible for further accelerating merchandising plans for key categories including bed, bath, seasonal, décor, kitchen, dining, organization, electrics and general merchandise as part of the company’s three-year transformation strategy.
“As we continue to solidify Bed Bath & Beyond as the destination for home, we are focused on managing our merchandise assortment through a customer-inspired and omni-always lens,” said Hartsig. “Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in retail with exceptional leadership skills delivering positive sales results in fast-paced, transformational environments.
“I am delighted to be joining Bed Bath & Beyond at such an exciting time for the company,” she said. “I have observed the early stages of the company’s transformation and I am looking forward to lending my experience to support their plans, strengthening the merchandising approach for home categories, and continuing to provide innovative strategies to support their growth objectives.”
Shively’s appointment is the latest in a series of moves by Bed Bath & Beyond to reinvigorate sales and expand its customer base. The retailer is currently investing in its stores with a much-needed remodeling effort while simultaneously expanding its omni-channel approach to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers.
On the product side, Bed Bath & Beyond has also started rolling out a new assortment of Owned Brands across a host of categories, including kitchenware. The most recent is its Simply Essential collection that is focused on products at opening pricepoints.